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Tallest Building in Oakland, The Ordway Building

The Ordway building is the tallest building in Oakland and tallest building in the Bay Area outside of San Francisco. It is 28 floors high and was built in 1970. The Architecture for this building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It will remain the tallest building for a while, other buildings are in the works […]

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Lake Merritt Photos History Info

Ahhh Lake Merritt, the lake of a thousand smells. I’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding Oakland’s Lake Merritt and it’s origins. So I decided to write this article about the history and facts of Lake Merritt. I hope this article helps spread some proper and informative information for all. Please share with fellow Oaklander’s. […]

Support Local Oakland Organizations

So I logged into Amazon Prime(free 30 day trial) the other day and saw they have a Smile program that allows you to select a local organization to donate towards. While shopping on Amazon .05% of your purchase will go towards the organization of your choice. That may not seem like a lot but it […]

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Oakland Cranes Shirt!

Buy Now The famous East Bay Port of Oakland Cranes! Why? Because Oakland is Proud! These are Bay Area Landmarks with the whole Star Wars AT-AT rumor and all. These port shipping cranes move so many tons of goods through our system daily! The Town Crane Shirt The shirt comes in all different sizes and […]

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Top Oakland Dispensaries Cannabis Clubs

The City of Oakland currently has 8 permitted Medical Marijuana Cannabis Dispensaries listed below. There are also underground bootleg Measure Z clubs where no medical marijuana card is needed if you know the right people. Oakland’s List Of Best Medical Marijuana Clubs Keep reading to find out more. Harborside Health Center 10am-8pm 7 Days A […]

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BART Sucks -10 Reasons You Hate It

B.A.R.T. stands for Bay Area Rapid Transit, in case you did not know. While writing this article I realized I am way more upset at BART than I knew so I’ll start there. As someone who rides BART every day Monday through Friday I must say I am getting very fed up with the poor […]

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Donate Your Car San Francisco Bay Area

The Best Car Donation programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sometimes you need to just get rid of your used car hassle free and get a tax write off. The best way to do this is to donate your car to a local charity and Oakland, California has plenty of those in need of […]

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Easy Bike Rides In Oakland

There are a few easy yet fun Oakland bike rides I myself like to go on so I thought I would share with you. These are the short sweet simple easy rides with pleasurable outcomes that do not require any kind of special bike or training however it is suggested that you wear your helmet […]

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San Francisco Is Frisco

This is something I must get off my chest. San Francisco IS FRISCO! Frisco I.M.P. Here are some real underground Filmore and Hunters Point G’s who tell it how it is. How can your new money self argue this and tell me or anyone that we can not call it Frisco? Go home. As someone […]


Oakland and San Francisco Skyline Photo

Click the images to view full size. Oakland San Francisco Bay Area Panoramic Photo This panoramic photo was taken by me from the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland at the end of Piedmont Ave. You can go in the graveyard and continue up the mountain to the top. Once at the top of the hill […]

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Oakland Cranes? Star Wars AT-AT Walkers?

Port of Oakland Cranes Vs. AT AT Walkers You have probably heard the ongoing urban legend that George Lucas got his idea for the Star Wars AT-AT Walkers from the Port of Oakland Shipping Container Cranes while flying into Oakland International Airport (OAK). Can it be confirmed? Who knows the truth. I think it’s highly […]

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Oakland Coliseum City Facts History & Future

Oakland Coliseum Facts: The Oakland Coliseum, built in 1966 is currently the 5th oldest MLB stadium and 4th oldest NFL Stadium. It houses both the Oakland A’s MLB baseball team and the Oakland Raiders NFL football team. It seats 63,000 in full attendance for the Raiders but only 34,000 for the A’s due to the […]


Graffiti Mural Art In Oakland

I’ve decided to to start a running article where I will add random photos of murals and graffiti art I have taken from around Oakland. These will all be graffiti paintings, murals and other Oakland ART mostly taken with my cellphone, so don’t expect too much and feel free to email me photos you’d like […]

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Secret Morcom Rose Garden Off Grand Ave

Somehow very few people know of Oakland’s Secret Rose Garden hidden in a residential neighborhood off of Grand Avenue on Jean Street. Morcom Rose Garden, also known as the Morcom Amphitheater of Roses is a great little secret park. If you like running the Cleavland Cascade but find it’s suddenly gotten too crowded the last […]


UPDATED: Oakland Homicide Rate

53 murders in 2015 as of mid August. Police Scanner (search this app on phone) 2015 Latest Murder (updated too frequently) 2014 Victim List and summaries. Subscribe for more Oakland. Crime Statistics Maps Spot Crime | Crime Reports | Crime Watch | Oakland Official Site (not that great) With a few of these maps you […]

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Best Place To Adopt A Cat In Oakland

Where is the best place to adopt a cat in Oakland? Well you would think the answer is easy, but these days there are several options and you want to make sure you choose the right place. I mean, any place will do but it would be nice to put your money / time or […]

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Bubb Rubb Invented Viral Videos

Bubb Rubb from Oakland invented Viral Videos with Whistle Tips. You may have forgotten but once upon a time, before memes and internet ADD there was Bubb Rubb, possibly the first to go viral from a news clip in the early days of Youtube. And he is from Oakland of course. The whole thing started […]

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Long Distance Moving Companies In Oakland

As someone who was born and raised in Oakland and finally just moved out, I can say that you do not really want to move to Oakland. Trust me. Oakland has gone from a bleak economical black hole to a pricey destination hot spot over the last decade, but that does not mean it’s the […]

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Best Sunset Views Oakland Hills San Francisco Skyline

The beautiful Oakland Skyline. Growing up in Oakland and having awesome parents that would take me places, I’ve always been privy to some amazing views of our beloved geographic paradise. Oakland is a geographical diamond in the beautiful state of California, meaning we have a few really easy to access locations right here in Oakland. […]

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Yosemite Day Trip From The Bay Area

Bay Area to Yosemite, a day trip. What most locals don’t realize is that you can drive to Yosemite and back in a single day from the Bay Area. We are pretty lucky when you think about it. This means you can get the Yosemite Valley experience on a random Saturday or Sunday without camping. […]


Oakland Is Proud Mural

Back when I was a kid there was an awesome mural on East 12th pretty near the McDonald’s and where the Old Montgomery Ward Building was located. It read “Oakland Is proud”. And it has stuck with me ever since. I’ve located it to share with you. Photo by dem_bonez Flickr. And since I mentioned […]


Dimond Park Sausal Creek Trail Liemert Bridge

Dimond Park Sausal Creek Trail is a little known trail running along side of Park Blvd in the Dimond Canyon. It starts in Dimond Park and goes along side the creek for a little while under the Liemert Bridge and onto the Montclair Golf Course. It’s a rather short trail as you can see from […]

Best Maps – Weather Storm Tracker – Earthquake – Wildfire

Doppler Radar [Entire United States | Pacific Ocean] United States Satellite [West Coast | East Coast] Global Wind Speeds [Best] (Click bottom left Earth text) Lightning Map [Map 1 | Map 2 | Map 3 | Map 4] Temperature Delta [Nation] Personal Weather Station (I have two in my house) Watch this epic video by […]

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Best Oakland Flea Markets

Oakland has various flea markets based on the day of the week but there are a few major ones worth checking out. Oakland Coliseum Flea Market 5401 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94601 | (510) 534-0325 7 days a week but of course much more populated on Saturday and Sunday. Entry fee varies between .50 cents […]

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Sneaking Weed On A Plane Is Easy

Here’s how, it’s actually really easy to sneak marijuana on a plane and fly with weed here in the United States. With the laws in most states geared towards medical marijuana, people have been asking if you can bring weed on an airplane legally or even sneak it on a plane without a medical card. […]

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Best Oakland Farmers Markets List

A list of Oakland fresh food and produce Farmers Markets. Many of these markets include live music and arts and crafts. Schedules subject to change without notice. This list is current for 2014 and updated when new information arises. Old Oakland Farmers’ Market – Year Round Friday 8am-2pm | Ninth & Broadway The Old Oakland […]


Info: East Bay Bike Party! 2nd Fridays

Bike Party Dates: 1st Fridays – San Francisco Bike Party 2nd Fridays – East Bay Bike Party 3rd Fridays – San Jose Bike Party 4th Fridays – Critical Mass Bike Party! I am a huge fan of the East Bay Bike Party(join group for invites to rides) and San Francisco Bike Party so I put […]

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Recover Stolen Bike Bay Area

What To Do If Your Bike Is Stolen If you do get your bike stolen from you then you could start with this list. 1) File A Police Report – The first thing many people forget to do is to file a police report. Most people forget this simple step and the truth is the […]

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New Parkway Theater reopened Movie, Pizza AND Beer?

As you may have heard the Parkway Theater is reopening. I would love to say that’s true but not entirely. There is actually a new group who signed a lease at a new venue in Oakland’s Uptown District at 474 24th St. We Love You Oakland sign at the closed down Parkway Theater on Park […]


Gentrification In Oakland Caused By Landlords

Let me start by saying I was born and raised in Oakland and so was my mom. I am second generation Oakland grown and I came from a poor family and lived in lower class neighborhoods surrounded by section 8 apartment complexes patrolled by the Oakland Housing Authority. I love what’s happening to my city. […]

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